A professional resource for the design curious

Get the latest design news direct to your inbox!

Papilio Outdoor by Naoto Fukasawa

The evolution of the Papilio Collection from B&B Italia has been an organic one, in the tradition of its namesake, the butterfly.

Papilio Outdoor by Naoto Fukasawa


May 29th, 2013

Naoto Fukasawa’s successful Papilio Collection debuted in 2009 with the Grande Papilio Lounge Chair, since that time the range has been extended to include the Love Papilio love-seat, Mini Papilio chairs and Piccola Papilio models.

bandb italia papilio outdoor

In 2013 B&B Italia introduced the Grande Papilio now optimised for use outdoors; the most natural progression for a range of seating that has swiftly asserted itself as a design icon of our time.

bandb italia papilio outdoor

Where the natural abaca interlacing weave served to accentuate the organic forms and bring out the details in the Grande Papilio model with Abaca, the same aesthetic is achieved for the Papilio Outdoor collection using anthracite polyethylene over an aluminium frame.

bandb italia papilio outdoor

A departure from its upholstered cousins, the newest Papilio offerings lend themselves for use outdoors – endowing al fresco settings with a sense of luxury, binding the interiors and exterior seamlessly, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor lounging archetypes.




B&B Italia




INDESIGN is on instagram

Follow @indesignlive

The Indesign Collection

A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers

Indesign Our Partners

Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!

Related Stories

While you were sleeping

The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed